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Rob Parker on RGIII’s blackness
Washington Post ^ | 12/13/12 | Dan Steinberg

Posted on 12/13/2012 12:57:57 PM PST by DFG

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“But time and time we keep hearing this, so it just makes me wonder deeper about him,” Parker went on. “And I’ve talked to some people down in Washington D.C., friends of mine, who are around and at some of the press conferences, people I’ve known for a long time. But my question, which is just a straight honest question. Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” What does that mean, Parker was asked.

“Well, [that] he’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of us,” Parker explained. “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really the guy you’d really want to hang out with, because he’s off to do something else.”

Why is that your question, Parker was asked.

“Well, because I want to find out about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know, because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like I’ve got black skin but don’t call me black. So people got to wondering about Tiger Woods early on.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: griffin; parker; redskins; rgiii

1 posted on 12/13/2012 12:58:05 PM PST by DFG
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To: DFG

Translation: RG3 is not a scumbag, so he ain’t one of us....


2 posted on 12/13/2012 1:05:41 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: DFG

RGIII grew up in a military family. I think he grew up without the race division.
In all his years playing football in Texas he was never asked about his blackness.

These people can’t stop race baiting can they?


3 posted on 12/13/2012 1:06:02 PM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: DFG

So you aint REALLY black unless you hate whitey and vote for the party that want’s to keep you on the plantation. Sounds like a self-loathing situation.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 1:08:40 PM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: Feckless

Too bright and articulate to be authentically black, is that it?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 1:08:53 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DFG

What is a Rob Parker?


6 posted on 12/13/2012 1:09:17 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: DFG

More disgusting racism from the protected class. By all appearances, RGIII is a man of God. I resent these ugly race-baiters calling him into question. Why? Because he doesn’t wallow in sin like YOU?

Slither off, creep!


7 posted on 12/13/2012 1:10:31 PM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: DFG

To Mr Parker. So are you an asswad or an idiotic asswad?


8 posted on 12/13/2012 1:11:22 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: DFG

I guess RG III is going to be lambasted for not being “black” enough. Funny, they never held it against a certain resident in the White House who (racially) is only half-black, with no “slave blood” among his ancestors.

Here’s RG III’s “real” ptoblem: his parents were career Army NCOs. He was raised in an intact family; je learned the difference between right and wrong and was held accountable by his parents. They instilled.a work ethic in him and expected him to do his best, on the athletic field and in the classroom. From what I’ve heard, he was an excellent student, both in high school and at Baylor—a university with some measure of academic standards for entering freshmen.

By those standards, RG III is practically an alien to many in the black community. And that is tragic.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 1:14:04 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: sitetest

So is “Rob” his name or his profession???


10 posted on 12/13/2012 1:14:28 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: DFG

I’ve always wondered about the media characterizing people as black.
Tiger Woods is about one quarter African IIRC. Of course since he was “successful” he was termed “black”.

Baraq Obama may be a bit more black than TW?

RG3 was born in Okinawa Japan but I believe his parents are both “black” ??


11 posted on 12/13/2012 1:15:35 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DFG

And here I thought RGIII was a human being! Goes to show what I know!


12 posted on 12/13/2012 1:16:55 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: DFG

20% of young black men voted for Romney in the last election. A lot of us are looking to get off the plantation. Hopefully it looks like RGIII might be one.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 1:25:26 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: DFG

Somebody please publish Rob Parker’s address so I can send him a giant can of STFU...


14 posted on 12/13/2012 1:26:08 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: DFG

This is disgusting. Maybe he’s off doing something else...yeah, like using his God-given talent, earning a beautiful salary, inspiring youth headed down the wrong paths when he’s out on the field. Other kids...heck RGIII is practically still a kid himself... black, white, purple, polka-dot...no matter what freaking color they are, have a newly graduated athlete to inspire them and look up to. Not only that, RGIII is thankful for what he has been blessed with, and he remembers to give the Lord thanks, which must just eat at liberals like acid.

I’m fighting mad that the ‘rats have brainwashed their minions to race bait. They are lower than dirt.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 1:27:32 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
So is “Rob” his name or his profession???

(snort)
Rob Suckerpunch
16 posted on 12/13/2012 1:30:12 PM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I don’t think that number is correct.

Obama received 93% of the Black vote.
He received 98% of the Black female vote.
If he received only 80% of the Black male vote,
that means there were over 3 female votes for every male vote.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 1:36:22 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Beaten Valve

He’s on Twitter. https://twitter.com/RobParkerESPN


18 posted on 12/13/2012 1:37:27 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
I may be mistaken, but near as I can tell Mr. Griffin and Mr. Cousins are the same color:


19 posted on 12/13/2012 1:37:55 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: EEGator

Make that 2.6 votes, not over 3.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 1:38:17 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Obadiah
By all appearances, RGIII is a man of God

You might be right but since I don't know what an "RG3" is, I can't say for sure.

It's not in the unsnipped part of the article and I don't want to click the link nor read all the comments trying to find out, I suppose I'll just remain willfully ignorant.

21 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:03 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: crosshairs

LOL!!!


22 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:25 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: DFG

RGIII looks like an amazing young man to me. Athletic, good looking and seemingly grounded.

He seems humble and can express himself well.

I hope he can stay above this stuff. I agree with the other poster who opined that his had to do with growing up as a military dependent, in a family that had a man and woman that lived as husband and wife, taking an interest in raising him, and taught him what parents should bestow on children...respect, responsibility, and love.

I feel bad for him, in a way. Sure, he makes a gazillion dollars, but there are going to be people gunning for him because he doesn’t want to participate in their nonsense.

I imagine he will be a pariah in some circles, though he is fortunate that his status as a sports figure will help him avoid that in many respects. If he were in some other profession like Thomas Sowell or Allen West, he would find it more difficult to avoid.

I have always thought how difficult it must be for someone like Thomas Sowell to be a conservative. To have to live as an island...


23 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:58 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: DFG

Rob Parker: racist first class. Explains everything that follows.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 1:42:35 PM PST by RKM
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To: Obadiah

“By all appearances, RGIII is a man of God. “

I saw RGIII make the sign of the cross before heading on to the field and raise his finger to the heavens after scoring a TD.

So why isn’t RGIII getting the Tebow treatment? Then again do I really need to ask?


25 posted on 12/13/2012 1:43:59 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Graybeard58

I know what at TR3 is but not RG3 am i outdated?


26 posted on 12/13/2012 1:44:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DFG

I don’t like the Redskins. But I do like RG3.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 1:46:43 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: DFG

ESPN should fire Mr. Parker. Or issue a public apology to Rush Limbaugh. I’m not holding my breath. A black leftist making crude, racially insensitive comments is just fine. Let a rich white conservative do the same and it’s off with his head. Our society is screwed.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 1:56:07 PM PST by opus86 (You get what you vote for, America. Enjoy.)
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To: DFG

Many half-black people are doing the all black act..
Poseurs in black face.. much like President Obama..

Its not new or unusual but it is strange.. and pretty much a lie..
Had to happen when you have a black racist cabal in charge of things...

Black racists have replaced the old White racists..
Pretty much the same thing.. except funnier..
almost Amos and Andy-like.. “Mystic Knights of the Sea” and
everything.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSrNDpcMkR0


29 posted on 12/13/2012 2:03:05 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: DFG

Now I know why I like this guy.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 2:05:58 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: EEGator
Obama received 93% of the Black vote. He received 98% of the Black female vote. If he received only 80% of the Black male vote, that means there were over 3 female votes for every male vote.

No, it's correct but only for young (18-29) black men. Take a look at the chart on the right about halfway down the page: Link

31 posted on 12/13/2012 2:08:11 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: DFG; All

When I hear Black Racist nonsense from people like this future client of the criminal justice system...I cringe

RGIII is a class guy who you would not mind your kids looking up to. He had his BA from Baylor in 3 yrs....and his parents are long serving career Army who have done tours of the Middle East.

The Black Racist disdain for success is assinine


32 posted on 12/13/2012 2:16:44 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: DFG; All

When I hear Black Racist nonsense from people like this future client of the criminal justice system...I cringe

RGIII is a class guy who you would not mind your kids looking up to. He had his BA from Baylor in 3 yrs....and his parents are long serving career Army who have done tours of the Middle East.

The Black Racist disdain for success is assinine


33 posted on 12/13/2012 2:16:58 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Oh, okay...thanks. That doesn’t surprise me since their unemployment percentage is the highest of any demographic. Being broke sucks.


34 posted on 12/13/2012 2:18:25 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Buckeye McFrog
according to the “down with tha struggle” authentic brothas
35 posted on 12/13/2012 2:20:04 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Feckless

Not black enough to suit the racists.

LMAO


36 posted on 12/13/2012 2:26:33 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DFG
Aw man, now I'm so confused. Am I supposed to like this guy or not? Let's see now...

Smart, humble, well spoken, respectful, reverent. These are all plusses.
It's fun to watch him play. He truly has a natural talent for the game.
White girl friend (still trying to figure out why this is an issue.)
He braids his hair. Umm yeah and so... It kind of looks good on him and I'm a little jealous that he has enough hair to braid.

So of the issues raised by this idjit Parker I see nothing but positives or thing about which I don't care and their none of my business anyway. The only thing I have against him is that I am a Giants fan and he is a quality player on a division rival. Can't really hold that against him.

Final result. RGIII = good. Parker = Jackhole.

37 posted on 12/13/2012 2:28:16 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: EEGator

It shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. Unfortunately, very few of the broke black men I know make the connection between Democratic Party rule and the lack of jobs and economic opportunities.


38 posted on 12/13/2012 2:30:41 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I guess it matters where you are. The Black dudes I know from around Philly are stupid and will never learn. The guys I know here in Gainesville, FL are in Engineering school with me, and they understand.


39 posted on 12/13/2012 2:41:21 PM PST by EEGator
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To: DFG
Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like I’ve got black skin but don’t call me black. So people got to wondering about Tiger Woods early on.”

Tiger is one quarter black. He is more Asian than any other race. Now remind me what did MLK said about skin color?

40 posted on 12/13/2012 3:02:14 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: DFG
I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue.

I believe it's Rob Parker whom has the issue. Where does ESPN find these idiots?

41 posted on 12/14/2012 5:08:21 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

That’s an encouraging number!


42 posted on 12/14/2012 7:07:33 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yeah it is. Hopefully it’s not a small sample size fluke or something, but the chances of a black man voting for Romney over Obama at the age of 25 and then EVER pulling the lever for a D again in their lifetime is probably pretty low, and if they talk at least one or two of their friends and wives into switching as they get older, you’ve got the makings of a substantial beachhead for the GOP in the black electorate.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:38 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Ah, I see you’re new here, welcome aboard.

Yes, if we can get the numbers to 20% overall it would be a real sea change. The overall R-D split is very close, and peeling off 2%-2-1/2% of solid Dem voters would have a huge effect.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 9:06:42 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: DFG

Who is RGIII?


45 posted on 12/14/2012 9:10:55 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: FreedomPoster

Thanks for the welcome. I do believe that if the choice for blacks ever comes down to an actual debate about which party’s platform they agree with more, taking race out of the equation, the GOP will get between one-third and one-half of the black vote. In other words, between a third and half of black voters agree more with the conservative/Republican platform than they do with the liberal/Democratic platform. The problem is that academia, the MSM, and their political leadership has them convinced that conservatives and Republicans are racist, while Democrats are their “friends”, and the “debate” doesn’t go any further than that for the vast majority.

The fact that it appears as though you are beginning to see a group of young people taking a fresh look is encouraging indeed, if those numbers hold up.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 9:54:04 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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